04/15/15

Truth or Legend? Wronged Wife, Slave Haunt Savannah’s Sorrel-Weed House

Sorrel Weed House

Built in 1840, the Sorrel-Weed House in Savannah, GA is famous for its history and infamous for its ghosts. But is the legend surrounding the historic home true or is it mere folklore?

The Legend

The Sorrel-Weed House first belonged to wealthy shipping merchant Francis Sorrel. Though Francis was married, legend has it that a beautiful slave named Molly caught his eye. In fact, Sorrel was so enamored by the slave that he arranged for her to live in private quarters above the carriage house. There, the two romped until Sorrel’s wife Matilda discovered the sordid affair. Devastated by her husband’s betrayal, Matilda leaped from a second story balcony and died in the courtyard below. A few days after Matilda’s death, servants discovered Molly hanging from a noose in the carriage house. Now, the tragic women reportedly haunt the Sorrel-Weed mansion.

In 2005, the Ghost Hunters crew recorded this EVP which some believe is Sorrel’s slave screaming in pain (or pleasure).

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